This is Denis Rancourt's Application for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada, served and filed on September 28, 2015, to appeal from the Court of Appeal for Ontario's judgement in the defamation case St. Lewis v. Rancourt. The appeal was from the trial verdict of 2014.
The summary of the Application is: "The appellate court showed animus toward the applicant. ●The appellate court made a new repressive law that allows permanent gag orders against persons with limited financial means. ●The appellate court approved the trial judge’s decision to disregard all evidence in the applicant’s favour because it was introduced by the other side. ●The appellate court ignored the applicant’s constitutional ground against the large costs for trial. ●The appellate court decided that the trial judge’s financial and emotional ties with the other side did not give an appearance of bias, and failed to consider whether the trial judge’s in-court statements show bias. ●This occurred in an appeal where the applicant could not complete his submissions due to being interrupted many times because he chose to speak in French."